Reviews // 6 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles
In Defense of Etta James as Popular Music's Most Honest Diva
23 Oct 2012 // 6:20 PM
With the recent DVD collection Live at Montreux, we are reminded of how mesmerizing the "At Last" singer could be when taking to the stage.
Laughing Through the Tears: The Enduring Journey of Etta James
11 Feb 2009 // 3:00 PM
As much as Etta James used her songwriting and vocal skills as primary sources for empowerment and critique, her performances and image were equally significant in reflecting a public persona bursting with wit, wildness, and sassy radicalism.
Alabama Shakes: Sound and Color
21 Apr 2015 // 9:06 PM
What makes the Alabama Shakes sound new is that they’re evidently devoted to their musical forebears -- everyone from Etta James and Aretha to Bowie and Zeppelin -- yet also coquettishly unfaithful to each one of them.
Etta James: Etta James: The Essential Modern Records Collection
8 May 2011 // 5:00 PM
One of the greatest female voices of all time shines on this collection of early recordings.
Wallflower: Etta James and Fame
25 Jan 2012 // 12:00 AM
Etta James was memorialized before she died, and it illustrates a new and common plight among older artists.
Etta's Blues: 1938 - 2012
23 Jan 2012 // 12:00 AM
Across decades and genres, you always know Etta James when you hear her; it would be difficult to think of anyone who sang so well for so long. While we embrace the body of work she left behind after passing away on January 20, it’s hard not to imagine how much more we might have gotten from her, if she’d managed to hook up with a label that knew how to handle a peerless voice.